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YESHIVA UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
1060 PRESIDENT STREET
BROOKLYN 25. N. Y.
Phone: main 2-6S14- lOOI
18STH ST. & AMSTERDAM AVE.
New York 33, N. Y.
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A few years ago, four Yeshivot Ktanot, the Crown Heights,
the Etz Chaim, the Ohel Moshe, and the Flatbush Yeshivah, had
a vision. They dreamt of a branch of the Talmudical Academy
in Brooklyn. This vision was reahzed when each of these Yeshivot
advanced a sizeable sum of money in order to build this brunch.
We, the class of June 1948, are the tirst graduates of the
Brooklyn Branch of the Talmudical Academy. We wish in our
small measure to show our appreciation towards these four
Yeshivot for their enabling us to continue our Jewish education.
We dedicate to them, this, the first issue of the Brookhn I'lchan-
ite, our "Bikurim."
To The Graduating Class of Talmudical Academy:
I am proud of the good record which you have established in the Yeshiva, and
Talmudical Academy, Our experience has shown that the graduates of our own High
School are best qualified to continue their studies at the Yeshiva University.
You have had a good start and upon you rests the responsibility of continuing
to carry the Torch of Torah, and worldly wisdom in your future years of maturity.
Above all you should remember that you are b'nei ha-Yeshiva, and the learning
of Torah and living according to the tenets of our sacred traditions must be the
prime movers of your life. You leave the Talmudical Academy with the education
which you have garnered in this fruitful field. But with patience and courage you will
discover in your future years, at the Yeshiva, even larger fields of Torah knowledge
and secular learning. Let the moral and religious inspirations which you have re-
ceived from your teachers be the central points of your life.
I congratulate you all on you,r accomplishment, and I am confident that in your
future life and careers you will be worthy of your school. May G-d be with you.
Samuel Belkin, President
ZJo Une Qraduatlng,
Claii ol 1948
My dear young friends:
Thirty years ago, next June, a small group of young pioneers, but six in number,
received their high school diplomas from the first, and for many years, the only ac-
credited high school organized, managed, and supervised by people of the Jewish
faith — the Talmudical Academy. Since that first graduation in 1919, several thousand
Jewish young men have gone forth from our sacred walls to swell the ever-growing tide
of young men and young women who complete their high school studies each year.
To-day, you are about to join their ranks. You are the first ones of that fortunate
group of young pioneers, graduates from the Brooklyn Yeshivoth K'tanos, to complete
your high school studies in the Brooklyn Branch of Talmudical Academy, and to
merit the award which you have so richly earned.
Many were the obstacles you had to overcome. Many difficulties beset your path
from the first day you set foot in our Yeshiva, but great is the achievement you have
accomplished. Not only have you received a secular education which, judged by any
and all standards set up by the local and state departments of education, has been
proved to be at least the equal of that given in the public institutions of our city,
but you have also received that rich heritage of learning and spirituality which has
been handed down by our ancestors for thousands of years. Whereas your brothers
and sisters in the public high schools have received only a secular education, you,
the graduates of Talmudical Academy, have received, in addition, a thorough ground-
ing in Talmud, Bible, Hebrew language and literature, Jewish history and cognate
studies. Your lives are richer and fuller and more closely attuned to the traditions and
hopes and aspirations — to the heartbeat — of our people.
Even a casual examination of the roster of names that appears in our high school
alumni bulletin will cause the heart of every self-respecting Jew to swell with pride
and satisfaction. Among their number one finds some of the most worth-while citizens
of our community and country. Every walk of life, every trade and profession is
duly represented. Not only rabbis and preachers, religious leaders and teachers, but
communal workers, teachers and administrators in secular schools, colleges and uni-
versities, lawyers, artisans, business men, engineers, dentists, doctors, artists, and
musicians received their first training in Talmudical Academy. Every part of our
country, every segment of our national Jewish life, is permeated and enriched by the
contributions which our graduates have to offer to make up the sum total of human
As we look back with justifiable pride upon the thousands who have preceded
you, we can only hope and pray that you, their younger brothers, will follow in
their foot-steps. We pray that you will hold precious those high standards and lofty
ideals of citizenship and service, of faith in, and loyalty to, our American democracy
that we have tried to inculcate in you, and that you will put into living practice,
and uphold in your daily lives, the sacred laws and traditions of our holy Torah.
May you prove a source of pride and joy to your parents and your Alma Mater!
Shelly R. Saphire,
It is with singular pride that I greet you, the first graduating class of the Brooklyn
Branch of Talmudical Academy. Only three years have elapsed since you entered the
portals of the world renowned Yeshiva Rabbi Isaac Elchanan. You were the first
pioneers who made it possible to open our Branch, and today your graduation marks the
successful completion of three years of work. If in the beginning the opening of our
Yeshiva was only an experiment, today it is an established reality. What started out
only as a branch has with your graduation become a fruit-bearing tree. It has grown
during the course of your stay at Yeshiva from a student body of forty-eight to one
close to two hundred, and from a faculty of a handful of men to one numbering
more than two dozen. What is even more important — you have not been mere witnesses
of this phenomenal growth but rather participants and the inspiration of this develop-
ment. That you have given much to Yeshiva is an accepted fact — it is however of greater
significance to evaluate what Yeshiva has done for you.
It has been the aim of Yeshiva to provide you with more than a curriculum of
prescribed and elective courses. To give you only the subjects required by State laws
would not be fulfilling the purpose and goal of our institution. The establishment of
a reputable and worthy school is not determined by curriculum alone. It is rather
the spirit that pervades the Yeshiva and the philosophy that governs its administration
that are the basic criteria in judging its value. It is the prime objective of the Yeshiva
to develop Jews who are both cognizant and proud of practicing the tenets of our
Torah, and at the same time to prepare them to live a wholesome life in our modern
American environment. The organization of the faculty thus played a most prominent
role in developing the character of our school and achieving its proposed aims. Your
faculty consisted of a staff of well-qualified and competent teachers who are at the
same time religious men possessing a positive attitude toward Jewish values. Many of
them, graduates of our own Yeshiva University, are imbued both with the ideals of
Judaism and the best in secular knowledge. In your daily contacts you came face to
face with personalities who exemplified the harmonious blending and fusion of Jewish
lore and secular learning. Yeshiva thus attempted to give you more than the routine book
knowledge which any ordinary high school graduate receives. It has given you a positive
outlook and approach to the exigencies and complexities of Jewish life, and inspired
you with the zeal and enthusiasm to perpetuate the Torah way of life.
May you as the potential lay and rabbinic leaders of the future American Jewish
community, reflect in your thoughts and actions the teachings of our Torah, the inspir-
ation of our Prophets, and the wisdom of our sages. May the Brooklyn Brancli always
be able to point with pride to you, its first graduating class, its first thirteen pioneers.
We trust and hope that the formal links which arc now forging between our Branch
and the parent institution — Yeshiva University — will be strcngllienetl I rom year to
Rabbi Abraham N. Zurolf, Administrator
Dr. Shelly Saphire Principal
Rabbi Abraham Zuroff Administrator
Mr. Harry Allan Art
Rabbi Moshc Bcrenholtz Hebrew
Mr. Isaac Cantor Spanish
Rabbi Baruch Faivelson Hebrew
Mr. Charles Friedman Science & Mathematics
Mr. Jacob Godin French & Spanish
Mr. Emery Grossman Music
Mr. David Horn English & Civics
Mr. Julius Jacobs Hygiene
Mr. Julius Landowne ■. Biology
Mr. Samuel Lebowitz Science
Dr. Jechiel Lichtenstein French
Mr. Martin Lilker Social Science & Mathematics
Dr. Joseph Sarachek English
Mr. Joseph Strum English
Mr. Morris Turetsky Mathematics
Mr. Samuel Levine Director
Miss Marilyn Sherman Secretary
1450 48th St.
G. O. Vice-President 2; Class President 7; Class
Vice-President 3; Athletic manager 4; Basketball
team 1 ; Hebreiv Club 5 ; Head of Library Staff 4 ;
Academy Neu's Business Manager 5 ; T. A. Pub-
lications 6; Elchanite Business Manager 6.
The class is split on whether "Beanie" is a
better Latin scholar than a Greek one or vice-
versa. Des Gustibus ! There is no doubt, how-
ever, that he will attend Y. U. and that he will
become an industrial magnate.
As a scholar, he's a good sivimmer.
1.^99 Carroll St.
Arista 6, 7, 8 ; Class President 8 ; Class Vice- Presi-
dent 2 ; Academy News Editor 3 ; Academy News
Business Manager 4; T. A. Publications Business
Manager 6, 8 ; Science Club 3 ; Hebrew Club 4 ;
Club Debating Team 6.
Morty, the school business manager, has been
one of the mainstays of T. A. Publications
since its formation. His scholastic ability is
overshadowed only by his scientific achieve-
ments. (He has been busy building television
sets.) He will attend Polytech to set the pace
in electrical engineering.
Original propounder of the AAA, ads, ads, ads!
204 Ross St.
Arista 6, 7, 8 ; Class President 6 ; Elchanite Editorial
Board 8 ; Class Secretary 8 ; President of Science
Club 3; Hebrew Club 4, 5; Charity Collector 2, 3,
4, 5, 6; Class Debating Manager 8.
When he has taken time off from studying
Talmud, Normie has gained for himself quite
a scholastic reputation. He has excelled in
Math., History, Chemistry, and charity col-
lecting. Norman has convinced Yeshiva to ac-
cept him and he will probably become an ac-
Only 99.8 average — my, my, aren't we slipping?
579A Crown St.
Science Club 1 ; Hebrew Club 3 ; Debating Team 2,
4, 6; Sanitation Manager 8.
Good old Jake has been the class politician
since he joined us a year ago. He intends to
start his career at Y. U. Undoubtedly he will
become an industrial typhoon (sic.) and he
will preach capitalism to the unfortunates in
Are you ajfUcted with inso/niiia, Jake?
]F ALTER O REN ST BIN
1365 Carroll St.
Class Vice-President 8 ; Acaden/y News Editor 3 ;
Academy Neivs Business Manager 5 ; Science Club
2; Hebrew Club 3; School Choir Leader 6.
Wally has gained for himself the reputation
of class wit during his pleasant (?) stay at the
Yeshiva. He hopes to start at CCNY and even-
tually wind up at the Met.
"h this a diploma I see before me? Come, let me
967 53rd St.
Arista Leader 6, 7, 8; G. O. President 3; Class
President 4; Editor of Elchanite 8; Kolenu Editor
4, 5, 6,; Academy News Sports Editor 4; T. A.
Publications 6; Hebrew Club 3, 4; Science Club
3; Class Debating Manager 4, 6; School Debating
"Nis" has been quite an orator during his high
school career, having talked his way into G. O.
presidency, Arista leadership, and the editor-
ship of the Elchanite. He also entered a city-
wide oratorical contest and was eliminated
only after a bitter fight. "Nis" will go to
Yeshiva and wants to become a radio commen-
109-25 48th St., Richmond HiU, L. I.
Class Secretary 8; Athletic Manager 6; Assistant
Editor of Academy N-ews 5; Hebrew Club 6; Li-
brarian 5 ; Sanitation Manager 5 .
Aaron, a nice quiet fella, joined us in fifth
term but we're sorry he didn't come sooner.
The youngest graduate of the class, he will
continue his education at Y. U. He hopes to
become an able history teacher in emulation of
He came from a good family but he lost the address.
216 Bay 32nd St.
Class Vice-President 4, 6 ; Class Secretary 4, 5 ;
Reporter for Academy News 5 ; Hebrew Club 4 :
Librarian 4, 6.
"Starry" has been the star athlete of the class
when he has not been learning Talmud. He
will honor Yeshiva by accepting its invitation
to him. There he hopes to receive the back-
ground to become a great Surgeon.
His high school daze will soon be over.
WILLIAM W. JVEALCATCH
926 E. 10th St.
. Arista 6, 7, 8; School Secretary-Treasurer 2; Class
Secretary 3, 6; Class Vice-President 8; Hebreiv Club
4, 5; Business Manager of Kolenu 5; T. A. Publi-
cations 6; Librarian 6, 8; Sanitation Manager 5.
■Willie is one of the j oiliest, most robust boys
in the class, always popping up with a joke
at the right time. He intends to go to Y. U.
and he wants to become an accountant. (May-
be he and Norman will form a partnership).
Finally made the T. A. Bored of Education.
5115 13th Ave.
Class President 2, 3; Class Vice-President 4; Class
Secretary 5 ; Reporter for the Academy News 3 ;
Hebrew Club 6; Debating Manager 8; Sanitation
Seymour, the more brilliant and handsomer of
the twins (except for Freddy), has distinguish-
ed himself by doing nothing during his stay at
the Yeshiva. He intends to do the same at
CCNY. Toscanini has announced that he will
retire as head of the N. B. C. Symphony
Orchestra as soon as Seymour is ready to take
over. In the meantime, Seymour is preparing
himself for this great undertaking by work-
ing part-time as a conductor ... on the BMT.
Studying never interfered with his education.
5723 12th Ave.
Basketball Team 6; Academy News Editor 4, 5, 6;
T. A. Publioations 8; Elchanite Editorial Board 8;
.Hebrew Club A: Class Debating Manager 4, 5.
Herbie's not really very garrulous but he's
willing to give you his opinion on any sub-
ject you ask for. Yeshiva will be the lucky
college to get Herbie and then he will start
on his quest to get the titles mentioned below.
B.A.?, M.A.?, Ph.D.?, D.D.?. etc. All he needs
now is a soapbox and a cigar.
5115 13th Ave.
G. O. Vice-President 3,' Class President 4: Class
Vice-President 5 ; Class Athletic Manager 6 ; Re-
porter for the Academy News 4; Hebrew Club 4.
The elder of the Wiesenfeld twins (by five
minutes) gained quick popularity when he
first entered T. A. He hopes to continue his
education at City College and then soar to
great heights ... as an ace airplane pilot.
He opens his books twice a term — to see if they're
ISAAC WINOGRAD .
1921 Avenue K
Arista 7, 8; Athletic Manager 6; Basketball team
6, 8; Elchanite Editorial Board 6. 8; Librarian 5, 6;
Class Debating Manager 3; Sanitation Manager 4.
"Winnie," a loyal Chicagoan, is a rabid bas-
ketball enthusiast and he has proven his abilit)'
by making the Yeshiva basketball team. He
will attend Y. U. and will major in Psychiatry.
(He is NOT crazy).
He had nothing t<> do so he did it in T. A.
/)/A/lY ^mJMA'^mR (
Received a letter yesterday
You have the honor of registering in our institution
for its first term in Brooklyn.
Rabbi A. Zuroff
Building located corner Bedford Avenue and President Street. Elated ... Set
out this morning with my best "yarmulke" in pocket ... At corner of Bedford and
President, thought there was some mistake — no magnificent edifice as expected . . .
inquired for T. A. in odd-looking two-story building . . . place in uproar, painters,
carpenters, plumbers, electricians and rabbis all over the place . . . faint idea this was
what I was looking for after being relieved of S8.50 . . . personal tour by Rabbi
Zurott . . . Large room on first floor . . .
This is our beautiful laborator)-," he explained. Saw four walls, ceiling, floor . . .
no laborator)- . . .Upstairs: classrooms? library? lunchroom? auditorium? . . . the third
floor and playground hold unlimited possibilities, don't they?
OCTOBER, 1945 . . . First day . . . Buildmg cozy . . Even a play room . . Met swell
bunch of fellows . . . also teachers . . . getting acquainted takes a long time.
JANUARY, 1946 .. . CRAM FOR EXAM . . . Three days later . . . Exemptions an-
nounced . . . aw, nuts, studied all that for nothing . . . have to take PT finals.
FEBRUARY, 1946 . . . Same teachers . . . great, got them all figured out . . . New
Biology teacher . . . "Why do bees buzz?" . . . Dining room opened . . .
MARCH, 1946 . . . First words of new Geometry teacher: "What's the score?"
APRIL, 1946 . . . Aaaaah! New secretary . . . Marilyn . . . What, no last name?
JUNE, 1946 . . . Spring fever and exams . . . What a combination I A week later .
Exams over, vacation announced . . . Orenstein jumps in lake
SEPTEMBER, 1946 . . . School again . , . Freshies just arrived . . . happy kids
. . . They'll learn . , . Play room made into classroom . . . dining room used as play
OCTOBER, 1946 . . . Frosh Goldstein complains about Hebrew . . . what, a con-
cession? . . . Finally learned why bees buzz . . . Wouldn't you buzz, if somebody
took your and too?
DECEMBER, 1946 . . . Mr. Grossman, and MUSIC REGENTS! What next?
Albany, here he comes.
JANUARY, 1947 . . . Happy New Year with Spanish regents just around the cor-
ner .. . What's the past pluperfect of the imperative indicative of the verb
... or is it a noun? . . . Got admit from Marilyn . . . Have decided to come home
late again tomorrow . . . Library opened on 4-purpose top floor . . . (assembly hall,
dining room, play room, library).
FEBRUARY, 1947 . . . All fainted in unison when heard we passed language regents,
except those who failed.
MARCH, 1947 . . . History, civics, math, Hebrew — some load for poor Mr. Lilker . . .
new custodian . . . poor man . . . Kolenu is born.
MAY, 1947 ... Lag B'Omer, Alley Pond Park . . . Bienenfeld and Weisberg missing
. . . Ramaz too
JUNE, 1947 . . . Another year . . . rumors of a two and one half year course . . .
Normie learns to dodge falling ceilings.
SEPTEMBER, 1947 . . . First day of senior year . . . hand to face, no beard . . .
why, an addition . . . Krumbein, the 13th man . . . does this start our hard luck?
. . . Top Hoor partitioned — new classrooms . . . now, ^ purposes . . .
OCTOBER, 1947 . . . Beginning to hnd it is not easy to get high marks , . . Mr.
Horn, the underlying theme . . . Wliat are 72 immediate causes of the first SX'orld
War? . . . Why does 3NaOH & C3Ht C17H31C02) & C3H5 (OH) 3? . . .
or does it? . . . If a man invests $1763. i7 at 3 17/39% interest for sixteen years,
four months, fi\c days, and thirteen minLitcs, how much money doe.s he receive? . . .
work out by logarithms? . . . (an)4iody know the score?)
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DECEMBER, 1947 . . . No time at all to study . . . Rabbi Faivelson's plan for a
student to spend his leisure time . . . one "cheerful evening" a week at his Hebrew
Club . . . raise money for "Food for the Hungry" campaign, for T. A. publications
. . . sell tickets for his annual Tzedaka affair . . . write articles for Elchanite, Tatler,
Kolenu . . . Gala Chanukah affair.
JANUARY, 1948 . . . Three regents . . . buttons, pins, rings, senior hats, senior
day . . . Somebody make a committee! . . . Tatler appears . . Top floor partitioned
again — new classroom ... 6 purposes, including -study hall.
FEBRUARY, 1948 . . . Two histories, two Englishes, seeing double . . . ("Double
double, toil and trouble" ) . . . Willie runs for sec-treas . . . gives out 26 bow ties,
gets 25 votes . . . GAZLAN!
MARCH, 1948 . . . Nisson Shulman in city wide oratorical contest : . . What are
you going to do with the $25 . . . Rabbi Faivelson see you yet?
APRIL, 1948 . . . Senior buttons . . . Winograd stocks up for next ten years . .
Starishevsky starts concession . . . both Fred and Seymour came to school on the
same day ! . . Sandwich bar installed . . broken . . Porky sells sandwiches . . Lockers
installed . . . No more halls . . .
MAY, 1948 . . . Moving faster . . , Elchanite, assorted rallies . . . 100% disatten-
dance . . . glass enclosed bulletin boards . . .
JUNE, 1948 . . Graduation . . solemnity . . thoughts go back to the beginning . ,
new building on lot next door . . . Bedford Avenue and President Street.
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Xast Mtll anb XTestament
We, the first Graduates of T. A. Brooklyn, being at this time in no fit state of
mind and body to be held responsible for what we say and do, hereby leave and be-
queath the following to our beloved institution and its intimates:
Clause I To Rabbi Zuroff we leave a special assortment of admit pads of a variety
Clause II To Miss Sherman we leave automatic bells that ring five minutes late
each period without any special attention.
Clause III To Mr. Strum we leave a soft arm chair and a new Adam hat. (Ho-humI).
Clause IV To Mr. Horn we leave a book without any underlying theme or purpose.
Clause V To Mr. Grossman we leave a freshman class that will really appreciate
its music period and a victrola that doesn't cry.
Clause VI To Rabbi Faivelson we leave at the First National Bank 1,000,000 ad
blanks, and a yarmulkah with glue on the inside.
Clause VII To Mr. Lilker we leave the hope that someday PR will be used in T. A.'s
Clause VIII To Mr. Turetsky we leave a new "Drash" on the geometric proof of
trisecting an angle.
Clause IX To Mr. Godin we leave all the unfinished French homework.
Clause X To Dr. Lichtenstein we leave an automatic average computator which
computes averages without taking marks into consideration.
Clause XI To Mr. Landowne we leave the duty of formulating a new theory of
evolution based on the discovery of the connection between the seedless
watermelon and the fossilized amoeba.
Clause XII To Mr. Lebowitz we leave the task of splitting the electron and a new
screwdriver with which to do it.
Clause XIII To Mr. Cantor we leave a new language to get to the bottom of.
Clause XIV To the ambitious pioneers of T. A. Brooklyn we leave the hope that
someday they will see a new building with a swimming pool and a gym.
(Note to future graduates: This clause may be reprinted word for word
in your own Last Will and Testaments without charge).
Clause XV To T. A. we leave a four year course in sanity, health, and happiness
for the inmates of the future.
In witness whereof we do here affix our hand and seal the
twenty-eighth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and
THE SENIOR CLASS
EDITORS: W. ORENSTEIN, FRED WIESENFELD AND H. WEISBERG
NEW HOSPITAL FOR MENTAL DISORDERS ESTABLISHED
The cornerstone for the Chicago Institute of Insanity was laid today. Chief Psychi-
atrist will be I. Winograd, B. S., M. S., I.N.C. (I.N.C, — Special degree given to
psychiatrists upon becoming pyromaniacs. Requirements for this degree include the
burning of a house and a car on one match.)
BILLIONAIRE BUILDS NEW SCHOOL
Stanley Bienenfeld whose immense fortune runs into logarithms, has just com-
pleted the blueprints for his new school. Tuition is $1,000,000 per semester. The
school consists of 10 gyms, 4 movie houses, 8 auditoriums, 6 saloons, 25 gambling
dens, 3 solid gold offices, one classroom, and 125,000,000 students. School hours are
all day every day except tor Yom-Kippur, and study hours are from 2:15 to 2:16, once
^very leap year.
HERO WINS MEDAL
Fred Wiesenfeld, famous airplane engineer, just received his twenty-fifth flying
medal. The medal was to be presented to Mr. Wiesenfeld on Sunday morning, March
32, at 9:00 p.m. However, due to the fact that Mr. Wiesenfeld tried to undertake the
diihcult flight from New Jersey to New York without a co-pilot, the medal will be
awarded posthumously to Mrs. Wiesenfeld, when she will be with us next month.
The medal is to be awarded by "Boss" Krumbein, substituting for "Fighting
Willie the Weal" of the U. S. Army, who will be attending Smichah exercises at
the Talmudical Academy Naval Training Center.
$4 BILLION LOST
Jacob Krumbein, billionaire, who invested five billion dollars in Dogpaw Gold
mines, has lost four out of his five billions when it was discovered that the mine
would yield nothing more than an occasional ton or two of radium.
This has caused him to cut down on his expenses and he is now lighting his
cigars with $100 checks instead of with two thousand dollar bills. This cut will have
to continue until his printing press is fixed.
MET GETS NEW STAR TENOR
Cantor Walter Orenstein has been recently engaged by the Metropolitan Opera
Co. When Mr. Orenstein was asked to sing "La Traviata." he refused because he wanted
"to start from the bottom."
After due deliberation, the Opera Co. finally arrived upon an appropriate posi-
lion lor liic coloratura Icnor. He may now Ix' found in i!u' men's lounge selling
(Legs Orenstein got his start singing at beauty contests.)
NEW PLAY HITS BROADWAY
Nisson Shulman, famous Talmudywood actor, has been engaged recently by Ham,
Ham, & Ham, Inc., in their forthcoming play, "Sookie."
William Wilbur Wealcatch will play the feminine lead as Sookie's wife.
OPERATION OF THE YEAR
On the morning of March 31, Dr. Reuben Starishevsky, utilizing all his scientific
skill, performed an outstanding operation. With decades of study in T. A. (way
behind him), Dr. St--ky has successfully mended a broken head with one band-aid.
T. A. BOY WINS TOP PRIZE
ON RADIO BROADCAST
Mordecai Katz, former Magna Cum Laude student of the Talmudical Academy
and head of "Katz, Cats, and Kitten Television Corporation," appeared last night on
the "T. A. Chochmoh' Hour."
Mordecai won three washing machines, two airplanes and one radio tube for cor-
rectly answering the question, "What was the name of Marconi's grandmother.'". (The
answer was of course "Sookie.")
WIESENFELD LEADS B.P.P.S.O.
Maestro Seymorio Marioti Wiesenfeld has just completed his tour of Canarsie with
the Boro Park Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.
The maestro avers that his musical background was obtained in T. A. under the
guidance of Professor Grossman. (He thinks Toscanini is good also.) His newest
composition is entitled "La Talmudicale."
FAMOUS HISTORIAN MAKES DISCOVERY
A. Skaist, Yeshiva historian, recently astounded the scholars of Hellenistic history
by revealing that Herodotus graduated from the "Athenian School of History" at
the age of twelve, instead of, as is commonly believed, at the age of ten. According
to reliable records, he states, Mr. Lilker failed him twice.
RABBI MATHEMATICIAN HONORED
Rabbi Dr. N. Katz of Yeshiva University was recently honored at special
ceremonies for his epoch-shaking treatise — How many elephants can be drawn thro.-ih
the eye of a needle.''
The distinction awarded him greatly lauded his prowess in using the trigonometric
interpretation on the use of a slide rule in making his conclusions.
The honor was climaxed by rendering him the title of "Profes.sor Ncedleye."
William "Sookie" Wealcatch is seriously contemplating leaving the highly suc-
cessful play "Sookie" to take up race track announcing. (Unconfirmed reports have
it that he is so infatuated with animals that he would even condescend to become a
bookie. Whether he means a "bookie be'shas ' or an ordinary bookie, the report does
EMINENT REFORMER RETURNS FROM EXPERIMENT
Dr. Herbert Weisberg, B. A., M. A., Ph. D., has recently returned from his Pac-
ific haven, Weisberg Island.
HavintJ established a purely socialistic society on his Pacific Island in defiance of
all civil, national, and religious codes, Mr. Weisberg was struck off the Alumni list
of the Yeshiva University.
The reason for his return was to officiate at the Bar-Mitzvah of the famout
llabbi Norman Katz, and to obtain a new supply of his mother's Gefilte fish.
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STANLEY BIENENFELD MORDECAI KATZ
We, of the Editorial Board of the Elchanite, would like to extend
our heartiest thanks to the faculty adviser of the "Elchanite," Mr.
Horn, and to the faculty adviser of T. A. Publications, Rabbi Faivel-
son, with whose invaluable aid we have been able to publish this first
Elchanite of the Brooklyn Branch of the Talmudical Academy.
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We would also like to thank Murray Wachman, who did our art
work; Paul Salkin, who did our photography work; and Richard Silver-
man, our typist.
by Norman Katz
One year ago, at a school assembly, the first ten members of the Arista were
installed. That was the beginning of a Yeshiva Arista composed of the highest ranking
students in the school in character, scholarship and service.
Since its formation, the Arista has created and attempted to fulfill several functions.
A committee has been formed to supervise the collection of Seforim in the Yeshiva.
The Arista Coaching Club has endeavored to help the weaker students of the school
in their studies. Several boys have gone back to their former schools to try to persuade
the graduates to attend T. A. The Arista is at present contemplating the formation of an
Inter- Yeshiva League consisting of the Aristas of various Yeshivas. This term, ad-
ditional three members have been inducted into the Arista.
The last elections put into office Nisson Shulman as Leader, Samuel Feder as vice-
Leader, and Richard Silverman as Secretary-Treasurer. Under the supervision and leader-
ship of these officers, the Arista has been trying and will try to increase its service to
the school and will endeavor to live up to its reputation of being an honor organization.
The advent of a library in the Brooklyn branch of T. A. one year ago was due
to the pioneering efforts of Mr. Lilker and Rabbi Faivelson, the faculty advisers.
Mr. Lilker supervises the English department whereas Rabbi Faivelson has juris-
diction over the Hebrew section.
The library staff, which now consists of fourteen members, is under the leadership
of Marvin Bienenfeld, Chief Librarian. Under a rotating schedule, two librarians
are on duty daily and each member of the staff serves but half a term.
The library is being enlarged constantly. Suggestions for the purchasing of books
are made from time to time by various members of the faculty and the student body.
Due to time limitation, library books are available for reference and circulation
for only forty-fi\e minutes per day, from l:n P.M. until 2;00 P.M., except on Sundays
and on Fridays.
We feel th.it with the line cooperation of the student body, the continued success
of our library is assured.
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One of the most important events in the extra-curricular history of our school was
the financial merger of the three T. A. publications: "Kolenu," the Hebrew newspaper,
the "Tatler," the English newspaper, and the "Elchanite," the graduating journal.
Rabbi Faivelson and Mr, Horn, the faculty advisers of T. A. Publications, have
emphasized the great value of this merger. Because of it, the three publications involved
have avoided inter-paper rivalry in the obtaining of advertisements; they have, through
a joint effort, raised more funds than would ordinarily be possible; they have, through
the medium of T. A. Publications, acted as a single united body in all matters in which
the publications have a common interest.
Under the merger plan, all funds collected by members of the school for the pub-
lications are equally distributed to the effect that no publication suffers at the expense
of the other. The handling of business matters is under the direction of the business
manager of "T. A. Publications," Mordecai Katz.
A special expression of thanks is due to Mr. Samuel Levine, our executive director,
who has been of such tremendous assistance in the financial affairs of T. A. Publications.
One of the most important organs of our school is our Hebrew publication,
Kolenu. It affords the students a means of self-expression in modern Hebrew.
Under the co-editorship of Irwin Witty and Nisson Shulman two issues were pub-
lished. The paper has enjoyed the highest esteem of Hebrew enthusaists, writers, edu-
cators and literary critics. The paper has been praised for its wide variety of articles
and broad scope of topics A fine job was done in keeping the paper well-balanced and
A great deal of credit is due Rabbi Faivelson, our faculty adviser. His unselfish
and relentless efforts serve as a stimulus for further progress on this project. Other
members ol' llic cditori.U board include Irving Circcnberg, lidwin Goldstein, Richard
Siherman and Murray W'achman.
With only one term of circulation to its credit, the "Tatler" has already taken
its place among the other leading high school publications.
Hard work on the part of the editors, Richard Silverman and Irving Greenberg,
and coupled with the enthusiasm and cooperation of the staff, rewarded us with
this aspect of student expression. Other members of the staff who helped produce
the pioneering T. A. Brooklyn tabloid are Irwin Witty, Arnold Enker and Murray
Wachman. The paper is a revolutionary one in that it is a hybrid newspaper-magazine
and of a unique size. Although only eight pages long for a starter, the paper in-
cludes excellent news coverage as well as reviews, columns, editorials and articles of
a general interest. Particularly interesting is the "Tatler" editorial policy, clearly in-
dicated by the editorials in the first issue dealing with the Palesstine problem and the
Credit is especially due to our faculty adviser, Mr. David M. Horn, whose
tireless efforts played an important role in realizing the publication of the "Tatler."
The publication of further "Tatler"s is now up to you. The "Tatler" has a bright
future in store if you will only pitch in with articles and financial aid. The editorial
board knows you have what it takes. LET'S SEE YOU GO TO IT ! !
by Iriviii E. ]\"itty
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Choir Leader — Walter Orenstein
Soloists — Irwin Witty, Martin Kahane
The statement "Necessity is the Mother of Invention" can easily be pro\en by
using the Yeshiva choir as an example. When the Jewish Department planned a party
last Chanukah, it was realized that a choir would be needed to provide entertainment.
The boys with the best voices in the Yeshiva were assembled and were asked if they
would like to form a choir. Little was expected of them at the party but under the
splendid leadership of Walter Orenstein the choir performed maijniliccntiy and was
Despite infrequent rehearsals, the members of the choir are keeping their voices
in pitch and are looking forward to being of service to the entire school and to repre-
senting the school in interscholastic occasions and in public performances. They are
scheduled to perform at the graduation.
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iJne debating. Socle t if
Other than the constant argumentation that is incessantly carried on throughout
the school, the only type of organized interclass speaking that has made a stand for
itself is under the sponsorship of the Debating Society.
Hardworking Herbert Weisberg arranged the programs, ushered together the
class debaters, and presided over a number of debates which Mr. Horn was prevailed
upon to judge.
The most important and profitable feature of these debating sessions was the
criticism and the suggestions given the participants just before the decision was an-
uke J4ebrew Club
President — Edwin Goldstein
Vice President — Arnold Enker
Secretary — Norman Toporovsky
Faculty Adviser — Rabbi Faivelson
With a deep feeling for the necessity of being well informed in universal Jewish
problems, the students of T, A. met and formed an active organization, the Hebrew
Club of Talmudical Academy. Its main purposes are to help the T. A. student in his
developing a fluent and contemporary Hebrew, and bring the T. A. student m
contact with activities in Eretz Israel and with Jews all over the world.
The club meets each Tuesday evening, and has a membership of 30 members. At
these meetings, members sing Hebrew songs, have Hebrew discussions and debates, and
regularly hear speakers on important Jewish topics of our day. On several occasions,
Palestinian motion pictures have been shown, and on certain holidays the members
have "chagigas" which are compatible with the general spirit of the holiday.
The people who have attended the sessions of the Hebrew Club regularly have
indeed been enriched by a cultural experience and have been taken in with the
general Hebrew spirit that pervades all of its meetings.
President — Paul Salkin
Faculty Adviser — Mr. Strum
The clicking of flash bulbs, the snapping of shutters, and the inevitable "a little
to the left, if you please," are now a routine affair within the halls of the Yeshiva. Every
Thursday evening at 6:15, the photography club hounds gather around Mr. Strum and
listen attentively to his cryptic talks about bromides, hypos, and stuff.
This consolidated group of fourteen amateurs, under the leadership of its Presi-
dent, Paul Salkin, prepared a clear and precise outline of future plans. A photographic
contest, and an exhibition in which the "Best of T. A." will get a chance to be appraised
by our student critics, are among the many plans (and dreams) of the rosy future.
LJne Spanhn Club
President — Seymour Halpern
Vice President — Walter Silver
Secretary — Alvin Weisbrod
Editor of Paper — Paul Salkin
Faculty Adviser — Mr. Cantor
The furthering of the Spanish language in T. A. has been heralded by the
establishment of a Spanish club under Mr. Cantor's supervision. The club meets once
a week on Tuesdays, at 6:15 P.M. The membership cannot be officially registered at
this time as the list is increasing with every meeting.
The activities of the club include Spanish songfests, debates, short talks on
Spanish culture, listening to recordings of Spanish music and a major accomplishment,
a newspaper. It is a mimeographed sheet with timely articles written in Spanish. Some-
day they hope to in\itc the entire school to a Spanish Fiesta.
ZJke Saiketball Veam
Captains — Murray Farber, Irving Forman
Coach — Hal Jetter
With two defeats, one by R. J. J. and the other by T. A. uptown, and one victory
over Ramaz to its credit, our basketball team has been initiated properly.
Coach Hal Jetter has done a good job of molding a first rate team from the
ruck of clumsy, gawky youngsters who came down to the first practice session. Our
first game, after three weeks of intensive drills and scrimmages, proved to us that
though we are far from perfect, we have a bright future in store for us.
The uniforms donated so generously by the Ladies Auxiliar)- are modeled after
the latest Fifth Avenue stj'les, embodying all the advantages of the "new look."
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An election was to be held. The fifth election of our G. O. officers was under
way. Nominations and campaigns ensued, and two students ran as presidential candi-
dates. But when the ballots were counted, the winner was neither of these. Murray
Farber won by a write-in vote, a most democratic procedure.
The very fact that the students were able to, and did elect whomever they saw fit.
regardless of who was running on the official ballot, demonstrated the fluidity and the
fairness of T. A. Brooklyn's elections. This manifestation of true democracy at work
is to be boasted of by every student of T. A. Brooklyn.
After two years of careful planning and ardent work, the G. O. of T. A. Brook-
lyn has finally emerged as a body capable of iioiding its head higli as an organization
ranking among the finest and the best in New York City.
From the beginning, its growth has shown definite signs of development. The
first step, which is always the hardest, was taken by Samuel Feder. During his
administration, the organization of the G. O. was accomplished.
Nisson Shulman as second president helped to establish the "G. O. Bi-Weekly" as
a bulletin board feature in an effort to bring the G. O. closer to the student. Ping-pong,
volleyball and punchball tournaments were held. Thanks to the nice old lady next door, it
nearly cost us every volleyball we had. We solemnly salute those heroic individuals
who had the courage to venture into her yard to retrieve those balls.
The third election brought forth a new candidate, hitherto virtually unknown.
Murray Farber won by only a ver)' small margin that first time, but soon he had the
heart of the whole school in his pocket.
His domestic polic)' was that of work, work, and more work, and his foreign
poliq- ran along the same lines. The results of his foreign policy may be measured
in terms of his enormous popularity.
It was his administration that nurtured the write-in vote and introduced it into
the realms of officialdom. It was this ver)' write-in vote that served to get Murray elected
to a third term after he had withdrawn from the election.
And to the many other officers and representatives who comprised our various
administrations, we, the graduating class, say, "Thanks and thanks again for a splendid
job, splendidly done."
It is now , three years since registration started in the Brooklyn Branch of the
Talmudical Academy. These three •years' have s€en the change from a school with as
few boys in the halls between periods as can compose a self-respecting "minyan" to a
school whose corridors, between bells, house a surging, struggling mass of humanity
which cries aloud for room, moi'e'roorn. -
Starting with two classes, we have now reached the stage where we may justly
call ourselves a full-fledged Yeshiva 'and high' school, complete from freshies to seniors.
Ours has been a rapid growth and a.gopd one. From the first, it was evident that
we intended to accomplish things. In the very first year of school, our dreams of a
volleyball, a ping-pong and a punch ball tournament were realized. Even a basketball
court was set up. True, it wasn't much to look at, but Nve could play on it and enjoy
From then on, it was one success after another. Even the printing of our own
G. O. buttons may be considered an accomplishment.
How happy we were to receive a full page in the "Academy News" dedicated solely
to "The Branch!" It inspired the publishing of our own newspaper, the "Tatler," which,
with the help of Mr. Horn, shows signs of becoming a close rival of the "Academy
News" itself! .^^ . . . .
Even before this, thanks to Rabbr Faivelson and his student Editorial Board, came
the crowning glory of T. A. Brooklyn, the one great accomplishment that has really made
our school famous. Kolenu, the only printed Hebrew newspaper put out by students,
was at last a reality. And this after only two years in existence. Since that memorable
day when the first copies of Kolenu .were distributed still wet from the presses, we have
put out another issue, exactly twice as large as the first.
To Mr. Levine, our Executive Director, we owe thanks for assistance in the
planning of one of our greatest accomplishments, namely, the financial unification
of Kolenu, The Tatler, and the Elchahite, into an organization known as T. A. Pub-
lications. It is because of this unification that the Elchanite is what it is today.
Scholastically, we have always been top notch. We were proud of the fa;t that
our teachers were the finest teachers chosen from the finest schools in New York and
the better we grew to know them, the more we grew to appreciate them. The memory of
every last one of thehVwill remain engraved in our hearts, for they have influenced our
character even more than they ha\e inHuenced our marks.
Yes, we have grov\n rapid!)'. AX'e arc proud of our scl"ooi and its accomplishments,
for its accomplisiiments are really. oinvs. Wc look lorward lo hearing of and seeing even
more done as the years go by.
by Nissan Shuhnan
In days of yore, when man was young,
He roamed the earth alone.
The monsters of the sea and land
This act did not condone.
They fought him so ferociously
That in a little while,
A weapon he himself did hew —
Of wood and then of stone.
And man for all his savant sense
Learnt to kill and wound and maim.
With the weapons he himself had made
For protection, not for gain.
The annals of the time foretold
That for all his cunning brain.
He destroyed and killed his fellow man
For lust, ambitious gain.
And if gain is measured by what is saved.
And profit by thrift alone.
Then man would be losing a century a day.
And trading a diamond per stone.
By destroying a man who could build and create,
A boonful blessing is blown,
And helping a man who could worlds beget.
Brings happiness, fortune, renown.
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The Wandering Jew has come home. Through the years of trials and tribulations,
through the decades of hatred and persecution, with unswerving faith in the Divine
Lord, he has struggled on unflinchingly. Down th long road of eternity he has walked,
while about him empires have crumbled, and civilizations have come crashing down.
He bears the scars of battle and has suffered the tortures of the damned. His treasury
ot memories consists of the evils of this world of ours; of beatings .killings, tears
and bitterness. Yet, through all these he has struggled on, on towards home.
He is a many-faced person, this Jew. He is white yet black, short yet tall, hard
yet gentle. He believes in war and in peace. He is everybody and he is nobody. But
there is one thing which all of him looked longingly for, the only thing he did not
have — a home.
In his book of memories are indelibly inscribed such names as Rome and Spain,
Czarist Russia, Nazi Germany, and treacherous Britain. In his brain are burned the
faces of Titus and of Torquemeda, of Nicholas and of Plehve, of Hitler and of Bevin.
Will he ever forget Kishinev, Belsen, Oswientzim, Cyprus, and an endless stream of
cities of horror and camps of degradation?
And now, in his last chapter, as his story draws to a climactic close, as his ageless
search for a home is about to be rewarded, another name and another year are added,
the U. N. and 5708. And the Jew walking down the dusty road of life murmurs a
heartfelt prayer from the depths of his soul. He thanks G-d for giving his a lantern
in the dark of night to illuminate the crossroads and to allow him to finally choo.se
the right path home.
Now, the Wandering Jew has reached the threshold. He has walked, he has come
by ship. Perhaps he flew. He has come home by all ways and from all sides. From the
tour corners of the earth home has beckoned to him. There are no bands to play, there
are no shouts of joy, only a reverent silence.
And as he steps into his home, the half-forgotten and smoldering memories burst
into a fiery flame, and within his breast lies a great exultation. The shackles of exile
fall off him and the yoke of the Diaspora is lifted from his neck. The legend of the
country flowing with milk and honey has at last become a reality.
Nevember 30, 19-i7
"/ will life lip mine eyes unto the hills fro:n whence shall come my help." (Psalms
The moon at last casts its beams on the State of Israel. From Metula to the
Negev, from the "kibbutz" to Tel Aviv, with his gun in his hand the Jew stands
guard. He is all the Ghana Seneshes rolled into one. He is the Joseph Trumpeldors,
the Ben-Gurions, and the Abraham Sterns. He is Israel, and he is on guard !
From the sands of Arabia come the Nornads, from the hills of Galilee ride the
Bedouins. From the North and South, from the ground and from the air, spreading
death and destruction comes the enemy. Ishm.ael attacks the sorely beset children of
Jacob. The desert of Sinai is stained with Hebrew blood. The River Jordan flows red
unto the sea. The land of peace echoes unto v/ar.
And in a far away land an august body of distinguished gentlemen speak of peace.
The hours fly by, the people die, and the gentlemen speak, speak and speak of peace.
The plea of an innocent people for help is heard, and the tortuous speeches continue.
The council of nations, some of whose members' hands are red with blood, whose
souls bear the stench of oil, choke the infant babe Israel still at its mother's breast.
Will their cunning tricks succeed? Will their sly devices win? Will evil triumph
No ! The Jew will not yield ! For Akibah and Bar-Kochbah who died under the
Roman boot, he cannot yield ! For Dov Gruncr and his young martyrs, he must not
yield! For the untold numbers who died "ai kiddush hashem," he will fight and
fight, and fight again. Let the league of Bedouins know this. Let Britannia realize
this. Let the universe with its record of murders and hypocrisies remember this. To
them the Jew proudly standing guard in his country can only say, "we shall win for
it is good to die for one's country."
May 15, 1948
by Alex Hofjer
The Jewish people in Palestine have proclaimed a state, Israel, and at long last
the majority of our people realize that Eretz Yisrael and only Eretz Yisrael is the
solution to the two thousand years old problem of Jewish homelessness.
However, the most remarkable fact in connection with this is that the only people
in this country who openly oppose the formation of a Jewish state are Jews. I refer
to the American Council for Judaism, which consists of a handful of frightened Jews
who have concocted some irrational fantasies. It is amazing that even now, in these
times, people like Lessing Rosenwald, head of the Council, maintain that Jews should
remain in the Galuth. They believe that it is necessary for the Jew to be dispersed
among nations in order to bring the Divine Message to the people of the earth.
Let me cite but a few cases illustrating the harm wrought upon the Jews by the
Galuth in the way of spiritual deterioration. A spiritually deteriorating nation cannot
The Marranos are often cited as an illustration of how little influence was exerted
by the Galuth on the Jewish spiritual self, and of how the Jew, even outside of Pal-
estine, can hold his own against all forces. This is a serious misconception, for it
does not bespeak the facts. Separated from the rest of their people, lacking Hebrew
books or any Jewish religious objects and with the dread of the Inquisition upon them,
these "New Christians" dared not be steadfast Jews.
Though the first Marranos of Spain knew Hebrew, possessed "Sforim," tried to
be buried near their unconverted brethren and maintained as much Judaism as pos-
sible, this did not continue for long. The knowledge of the "sacred tongue" degenerated
with the succeeding generations. They had very little to guide them, and knew even
less of the religion for which they were so unmercifully persecuted and thrown to the
flames. Only a few oral laws and the Pentateuch in Latin translation remained. Sons
were uncircumcised. Rosh - Hashonah was forgotten.
The belief was widespread among the Marranos that the essential differences
between Judaism and Christianity were the observance of the Sabbath and the worship
of images. They justified their transgression of Mosaic Laws by interpreting a certain
verse of the prophets in such a way as to allow them to worship in the churches
as long as their hearts remained faithful to the G-d of Israel .
The "New Christians" were the examples of the devastating influence and the
heavy hand of the "Holy" Inquisition. Though these people readily sacrificed all
for what they believed, they retained very little of that belief. Thus, while they deserve
our most profound admiration, from the point of view of Historical Judaism these
people have swerved far.
Though, as aforesaid, nobody can denounce them, there is no denying that
because of circumstances their conception of Judaism was warped. While Jewish reH-
gious education and observance of the Holy Days were given up, lighting candles on
Friday afternoons and the customs of mourning assumed disproportionate significance.
I am tempted to draw a parallel between the maimed Judaism of the Marranos
of yore, and the equally perverted values of too many of our American Jews of today. Is
this what Mr. Rosenwald desires to preserve .-*
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Another illustration of the "blessings" of the "Galuth" is the Falashes, the negroid
Jews of Africa, who managed to retain their identity for more than two thousand years.
At first, the Falashes had little trouble with their African neighbors. However, in
the thirteenth century, bloody battles were fought and large numbers of their people
were taken captive or sold as slaves, while many others were converted by the Christian
These Ethiopian Jews are very strict in their observance of the Sabbath. They do
not bring sacrifices on that day and abstain from lighting fires. On Friday evenings,
the Cohanim, priests, usher in the Sabbath. After the services the entire congregation
eats in the synagogue which is divided into two parts, one for the men and one for
the women. In their prayer-houses, a special section called the "Holy of Holies"
is reserved only for the "clergymen."
They believe very stronly in asceticism and in fasting. This seeems to them to
be of fundamental religious importance. They fast Mondays, Thursdays, and on the
eve of the new moon. Even the seven year olds must fast. Intermarriage is strictly for-
bidden. When one of the Falashes enters a Gentile home, he must first purify himself
before entering his own home.
Here are two examples of deterioration of Jewish life when removed from its
natural habitat. Where the Marranos erred by adopting too much of the surrounding
dominant culture, the Falashes, in order to avoid such pitfalls, have committed the
equally grievous error of shrinking within their own shell. During this process the
very same evil occurred. They lost their sense of values. Things unimportant in Judaism
became paramount, whereas things vital were lost.
These detailed illustrations, that of the Marranos and that of the Falashes, prove
that the Jews in exile are hardly a power in spreading the noble ideals preached by
the Torah. Instead, the Jews in Galuth commit one of two errors: either they segre-
gate themselves from society like the Falashes, and their Judaism suffers of shrinkage
and perversion of value, or hke the Marranos, they yield so much to the forces sur-
rounding them that their religious ideals are hardly recognizable.
Expecting the Jewish religion to flourish in a "Galuth" environment is ridiculous.
It reminds me of the story that the Rabbis tell of the man who said to his friend,
"Break the barrel but preserve the wine it contains." IT CANNOT BE DONE.
Our hearts fill up with joy at this, the first gradu-
ation of the Brooklyn Branch of the Yeshivah Univer-
sity. The project which was launched but three years
ago as an experiment in advanced Jewish learning
in our community, has now proven to be a resplendent
I salute Dr. Belkin, President of the Yeshivah, for
his foresight and leadership in affording the young
men of our great borough the opportunity to attain
an extensive and well rounded training.
Brooklyn Jewry has reason to be grateful to the
Yeshivah for its acomplishments in producing young
men whose personalities represent a harmonious
blending of Torah and Chochmah, piety and cultural
To me, it is more than a graduation. It is witnes-
sing the sacred and thrilling scene of Bikurim, the first
ripe fruits which grew and matured on this young
"Branch." Fruits that are destined for the Beth Hamik-
dash to be consecrated to God, Torah and Israel.
JOSEPH M. BAUMOL, Rabbi
Yeshiva of Crown Heights
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Our Heartiest Congratulations
to our dear friends
RABBI and MRS. H. H. ORENSTEIN
to their son
and to the students and parents of the entire graduationg class
of Talmudical Academy Brooklyn
May the graduates continue their studies and become fine
Americans and a credit to Israel.
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and their Families
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Best wishes to Mordecai Katz
on his graduation,
Uncle and Aunt
MR. & MRS. SIMON KATZ
in honor of the graduation of their nephew
Vv'ith Compliments trom
Ml. & MRS. JACK WEISELMAN
MR. & MRS. BARRY HERMAN
of MODERN TOURS
3ompliments oi .
MR. & MRS.
ISIDORE A. LEFKOWITZ
HAROLD 6, ZIPPORAH
Compliments of . . .
MR. & MRS. HAROLD JACOBS
1596 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, N. Y.
ON MASTEN LAKE
"Wurtsboro, N. Y.
Compliments of .
MR. & MRS. ABRAHAM FISCHER
225 Penn Street
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Compliments of . ,
MR. & MRS. JACK KESTENBAUM
MR. & MRS. MAX I. COHEN
KLEIN'S KOSHER MEAT MARKET
18 Ave. "O" Brooklyn, N. Y.
Compliments of . . .
MR. & MRS. H, KAHANE
v^mpUmenls of . . .
MR. & MRS. SIDNEY SILBER
MR. & MRS. SAMUEL LAUER
MR. & MRS. SAMUEL BECKER
MR. & MRS. A. RUBIN
Best Wishes tc
From Max Rosenberg
Compliments of . . .
MR. & MRS. HELLER
MR. & MRS. SAMUEL SCHEINMAN
THE WEINBERG FAMILY
cmplim-rnts of . . .
MR. & MRS. HARRY SCHARAGA
and SUSAN FRIEDA
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MR. & MRS. SAMUEL BECKER
Best Wishes . . .
MR. «& MRS. SIDNEY SILBER
Compliments of . . .
MR. & MRS. SAMUEL SCHEINMAN
Compliments of . . .
MR. & MRS. M. G. OKUN
Compliments oi . .
MR. & MRS. LOUIS BOBROW
In Honor Of Children
SAMUEL and LAURIE
JompUmsnts of . . ■
MR. & MRS. H. LERNER
With Best Wishes . . .
MRS. RUTH TOLVIN
Compliments . . .
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Compliments of . .
MR. & MRS. SAMUEL LAUER
Compliments . . .
MR. & MRS. ABRAHAM FISHER
225 Penn St. Brooklyn, N.
Phone: GEdney 6-0560
for Boys and Girls
MONROE, N. Y.
RABBI H. S. PORT
and JOSEPH KRIEGER, Directors
Finest Kosher Cuisine
Office: 1330— 52nd ST. BROOKLYN, N.
Compliments of . . .
A FRIEND OF
N . ISRAEL
MR. & MRS. L. GOLDSTEIN
"ompLments of . . .
Best Wishes from . .
Best Wishes . . .
MR. & MRS. M. BURG
652 Crown Street Brocklyn, N.
Best Wishes to
MOTHER and DAD
Good Luck to
M O R D E C A I
On His Graduation
MR. & MRS. MAX AUSTER
MR. & MRS. I. GRUNER
MR. & MRS. LOUIS MUSS
Congratulations and Best Wishes From
The Rudoff Family
To GRADUATE NORMAN KATZ
Congratulations To Our Grandson,
MR. & MRS. KATZ
MR. & MRS. DUDLEY FEIT
Compliments of . . .
MR. & MRS. HYMAN KORMAN
DR. M. S. ELSBERG
522 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn 25, N. Y.
Compliments To My Grandson,
From ABRAHAM GLICK
Compliments of . . .
MR. &. MRS. MAX DAVIDOWITZ
Compliments of . . .
LINCOLN WINES & LIQUORS
401 Tompkins Avenue Brooklyn 16, N. Y.
Compliments of . .
MR. & MRS. S. ISRAEL
Greetings . . ! Compliments of
RABBI DR. & MRS. CHARLES KAHANE
1710 West 2nd Street Brooklyn, N. Y.
MR. & MRS. I. SHIPPER
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215 ROGERS AVENUE
Cor. Union St. Brooklyn 25, N. Y.
ComplimOTits of .
BEN & SOL
854 Franklin Ave.
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Compliments . . .
ROSENTHAL & ZIVITZ
KOSHER MEAT MARKET
884 Franklin Ave. Brooklyn, N. Y.
Compliments of . . .
MR. & MRS. S. SCHERTZ
Compliments of .. .
MR. & MRS. ISIDORE S. RICHTER
Morton Jacob, Seymour, Leonard
Best Wishes . .
MR. & MRS. MICHAEL TENZER
Best Wishes To My Twin Brother
From Miss Toby Pechman
Best Wishes ...
ALBERT L COOPERMAN
MORRIS & ANNA SUMMER
PEARL RUBIN TAILORS
MR. & MRS. HARRY SHERMAN
MR. & MRS. S. STARISHEVSKY
MR. & MRS. AARON SCHWARTZ
MR. & MRS. JACOB LEVIN
Compliments of . . .
MR. & MRS. SAMET
223 Rogers Ave. Brooklyn 25, N. Y.
M I T T M A N ' S
Skirts and Ladies' Slacks to Order
253 Rogers Ave. Brooklyn, N. Y.
Closed Saturdays Phone: PResident 2-8741
219 Rogers Ave. Brooklyn, N. Y.
C. & H. HARDWARE and
200 Rogers Ave.
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Compliments of . . .
4301— 1 0th Ave. Brooklyn, N. Y.
Best Wishes . . .
RABBI & MRS. M. SHULMAN
Greetings from . . .
MR. & MRS. AARON ZAHLER
MR. & MRS. BLUTH
MRS. P. REIFMAN
MR. & MRS. PHILIP FLEMMING
MR. & MRS. BERL
MR. & MRS. SAPOFF
KRAVITZ CANDY STORE
"Next To The Yeshiva"
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